Pair to skydive in memory of friend
WITH just a month to go, more than a dozen Cheshire folk are preparing to tackle their ultimate challenge in the skies.
The 10,000 feet skydive, to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice, has attracted the interest of 14 people of all ages.
Included in the Saturday, July 11, event will be grandmother and grandaughter, Grace Davies and Feebie Potts from Wilmslow.
Feebie, 16, is looking forward to the jump after spending the last few weeks studying hard for her GCSE exams. Both are jumping as a tribute to Grace’s life-long friend, Kath Lee, who died last October.
Grace said: “When I visited Kath in the hospice, we noticed the information about the skydive. My friend just said ‘go for it’ – so that’s what I’m doing.”
All parachutists will jump in tandem with a qualified instructor, jumping freefall for 30 seconds before the parachute opens – a feat which holds no fear for Grace. She said: “I’m really looking forward to it and have got a cameraman booked for the day to record every moment of our jump.”
The Skydive Day takes place at the Black Knights Parachute Centre near Lancaster and is one of the highlights of the fundraising year for the hospice. Although places are limited, there are still some spaces available. To secure a place email email@example.com.
A £50 entry fee is required and the minimum sponsorship needed is £350. To register go toeastcheshirehospice. org.uk/skydiveday